After being rumored for a number of weeks, WhatsApp lastly enabled message historical past and content material to be transferred between Android and iOS. The characteristic was formally introduced right now throughout Samsung’s Unpacked occasion. The Galaxy Z Fold3 and Z Flip3 would be the first to permit this, overlaying transfers from iOS gadgets to the brand new foldables.
The characteristic will steadily roll out to Samsung gadgets on Android 10 or above earlier than finally reaching all different Android gadgets and iPhones “within the coming weeks”. There’s no clear timeframe for this new choice, but it surely looks as if Samsung pulled strings to carry exclusivity in hopes that it would lastly persuade iPhone customers to make the swap to Samsung. WhatsApp hasn’t made clear when Android customers will be capable of switch knowledge to iPhones.
Transferring chats can be potential when each the iOS and Android gadgets are bodily related through USB-C to Lightning cable (the one conveniently included with all trendy iPhones).You gained’t be capable of switch throughout platforms over the web.
When you’ve bought multiple cloud backup of your chat historical past, photographs, and voice messages, the backups gained’t be merged. Moderately, the transferred knowledge will overwrite the present backup as soon as a brand new backup is carried out.
Ever since its inception greater than a decade in the past, WhatsApp has develop into some of the well-liked messaging apps on the earth. Since then, the messaging app was all the time restricted to a single occasion on a single system. Switching telephones would imply that customers needed to carry out a again as much as native storage in order that messages, photographs, chats, and voice notes might be restored on a brand new system, but it surely was by no means potential to switch knowledge between working programs.